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Mending Ripping Down Fences (Updated)

The latest anthrax scare, reported by my friend Tongueless, GM of Gypsies in the Palace H3, San Francisco:

The complaint was posted to an on-line neighborhood forum. The ensuing discussion is interesting. First, you get some insight into public perception of the Hash House Harriers (reasonably positive IMO). Second, speculation on what the vandalism [...]

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Even Better (Except for the Headline)

Speaking of hashing and the media (the subject of several recent posts here at the Half-Mind Weblog), here’s a wonderful article about hashing with an unfortunate headline, “A Drinking Club with a Running Problem.”

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What I like about it is that the author [...]

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The Worst Ever?

From Facebook, posted today by our friend Vodka Splite.

Click on the image to go to the article in The Guardian, or just click here.

So, is it the worst article about hashing ever? Hardly, I think. For that you need to go back a few years to the Great San Diego Witch Hunt of [...]

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Half a Mind: Older than Previously Thought

Here’s a quick summary of my previous post, to save you the click:

Many hashers (including me) were brought up with the knowledge that a hasher named Phil Kirkland coined this famous quote about hashing: “If you’ve half a mind to join the hash, that’s all you need!” The story was he said it to [...]

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Half a Mind

Believe it or not, there was a time when newspapers didn’t lead off articles about the Hash House Harriers by describing us as members of a drinking club with a running problem. Back in a kinder & gentler age, you were far more likely to see this instead, a quote attributed to a hasher named [...]

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Pedalfiles Bash Trash: 7/16/17

It’s July, so it must be time for the Third Annual Loose Nut hareless bash. Yes, we still follow the same map he handed out in 2015:

Loose Nut’s map

The pack was small but convivial, actually a good turnout for what promised to be a hot morning in Tucson. Here we are on [...]

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“Hash Run” Not a Smash in Weldon

I don’t know … last time I went by a weekend tent revival, it seemed very loud to me, and I’m not at all sure the people who came to it had the “proper conduct expected for people who come in for the weekend.” —Flying Booger

From the Roanoke Rapids NC Daily Herald:

“Hash run” [...]

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Random Updates from Hashland

There have been so many “suspicious white powder” confrontations between hashers and the Man I’ve pretty much quit tracking them, but this one stands out.

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Why? Because it happened in Singapore, a city/state smaller even than Hong Kong, and like Hong Kong home to several active hashes (including the second-oldest [...]

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